Fantasy Football 2014: Week 10 Sleeper Picks
High-Value Sleepers for Week 10 in Fantasy Football
November 7, 2014
We’ve all got the bye-week blues heading into Week 10 of the fantasy football season, and we’ve got to reach a little deeper to find starters for these upcoming games. With that in mind, let’s look at a few popular sleeper options for the weekend and see if anyone is worth picking up and rolling the dice on.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers: For the past four weeks now, Adams has been making his presence known in Green Bay, racking up 15 grabs for 184 yards and two touchdowns in that span. He has at least 75 yards in two of those games, which means he’s carving out a little spot of his own in the offense.
Adams and the Pack get the woefully underperforming Bears this week, so it’s conceivable that he could find the end zone once again.
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Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Most fantasy owners have been focusing on Tampa Bay running back Charles Sims this past week, but Rainey is the guy to own right now. He came up with 121 total yards in Cleveland last week, further proving he should be started over Doug Martin, who has been completely ineffective when he hasn’t been injured.
Rainey gets a cupcake matchup against the Falcons run D this week, so he makes all kinds of sense as a fantasy play, even with Martin and Sims lurking.
Tre Mason, RB, St. Louis Rams: The Rams backfield is a garbled mess in fantasy, and there’s no changing that. Still, if you’ve got to dip your toe in the water here, Mason is probably the safest bet.
He got most of the work against San Francisco, coming up with 65 rush yards on 19 carries. Mason is likely to get around 15 touches or so in Arizona, so even though it’s a tough matchup he makes sense as a sleeper candidate.
Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: This week, lots of people have been snatching up new Eagles QB Mark Sanchez in fantasy, and it’s led to a lot of speculation about who his go-to guys will be.
Cooper didn’t post much in Week 9 (26 yards), but after a week of practice with his new signal-caller, he could develop some quick chemistry. He’s a downfield threat and a logical No. 2 behind Jeremy Maclin.
Michael Vick, QB, New York Jets: Try to stifle your laughter for a moment and consider a Jets QB as a potential sleeper. Vick is coming off a serviceable day under center where he had 196 pass yards, a TD and 18 rush yards.
As long as Vick can avoid mistakes, he may be able to find some room against an injured Steelers defense. If your back is against the wall, you could do worse.
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